Health Living On The Road
The best foods to eat for long-distance driving are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods will provide you with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs without adding on unwanted calories.
Instead, eat more foods that are:
Close to their natural state: fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.
Less processed: whole grains.
Plain rather than flavored: unflavored milk, plain cottage cheese, plain yogurt. Choose low- or nonfat versions when available.
Healthier: olive oil instead of vegetable oil; vegetable oil instead of shortening; low trans-fat vegetable margarine over butter.
Better meat choices: poultry, fish and the leanest cuts of red meat.
More nutritiously prepared: broiled meats and raw, steamed or lightly microwaved vegetables. Avoid deep-frying foods and fatty sauces such as gravy, cheese, Ketchup and Ranch.
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So keep these guidelines in mind when it comes to eating healthy while being a truck driver and don’t let being out on the road stop you from living a healthy life.